Took my beloved Ricoh GR to the beach, but I didn't want to get it wet. To avoid unwanted moisture I brought with me my super limited, super secretive, limited run water housing...
Off the back of the T2 and T3 fame, the Contax TVS Digital has started to (hilariously) climb in price. It's a surprisingly fun shooter, despite its age and lack of megapixels - it's got five! The TVSd is pretty slow to focus, but nails it almost always but it does take a while to write to old ass SD cards. The files it produces aren't terrible though! The JPGs are perfectly usable and are generally pretty sharp. That said though, it's not worth the silly prices it's currently commanding.
Join me on the streets of Melbourne as I wander around aimlessly with my Ricoh GR and make some truly terrible photographs (I found an oven this time!). Along the way I share my thoughts on this little pocket sized monster of a street shooter
I more-often-than-not shoot Black & White for both film and digital work. Recently, I've started to question whether or not shooting in Black & White actually does make your street photography any better?
The Ricoh GR is my favourite camera of all time and I'll tell you why.
Work sent me on a week long trip to Sydney so used some of my off time to shoot some terribly touristy shots and a little street (of course). To be honest, it's mainly touristy shots with a the occasional street shot, but the Opera House is a magnificent building and I had fun shooting it!
or this video I took the winning Ricoh R10 and film Kodak Tri-X 400 into Melbourne's CBD for some street photography. Wasn't too bad either! The little R10 is a real winner and Tri-x really ticks my boxes. I've been loving Black and White film for such a long time and I'm really seeing why Tri-X is such a go-to for many photogs.
I managed to cop a freebie ticket to the 2018 AFL Grand Final between Collingwood and West Coast. While I had no vested interest in either team winning, Collingwood fans are insufferable at the best of times so watching their team fail in front of them was the ultimate prize. I captured some of the action inside the MCG, but there was more action outside after the game. Shot with my Ricoh GR and converted to Black & White for justice.
Held annually since 2012, “Shot in The Heart of Melbourne” or SITHOM is a Street Photography and Photojournalism exhibition that celebrates the decisive, and often indecisive, but always graceful moments that occur within our gritty, yet beautiful city.
In this episode I wandered around the Maribyrnong River in Melbourne's North-West on a nice sunny afternoon. With my trusty Leica M9 + 40mm M-Rokkor I just shot the everyday snapshots that I'd take on an afternoon in the sun, with my camera.
JC heads into the Queen Victoria Market for some afternoon shooting with his M9 and the legendary 40mm M-Rokkor. Markets […]
JC heads back into Melbourne's CBD with his tiny Ricoh GR to tour some of the iconic laneways early in the morning. You'll see all the results, even the terrible ones!
JC heads into Melbourne's busy CBD during his lunch break to shoot a roll of Ilford HP5 400 with his Contax G2 on the street.
The old saying goes a picture tells a thousand words. Its hard to capture the full story in one photograph however some of the best images capture a hint of it. A photograph tells you a lot about the person who clicked the shutter.
This is the sort of advice I wish I had been given years ago! Spending time developing your skills shooting faces, expressions and gestures while not wussing out shooting backs definitely makes better street photography. Your photographs are richer, more interesting and connect with your audience much better. This short guide will help you overcome the fear!